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Rolling Steel Doors or Sectional Doors; Which One's Better?

Posted by Wendell Daguno on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 @ 10:16 PM

  You just moved in to a new place and noticed that your garage door needed replacement.  You searched the internet for the best garage door provider in the area and a lot of companies appeared then realized that you also have the option to choose either a rolling door or a sectional door. But which one is better? A rolling garage door or a sectional garage door? Which among the providers is the best? This article will help you with your choices and enlighten you between the differences of a rolling door and a sectional door.

  Although they are sometimes considered to be interchangeable, there are dramatic differences between Rolling Steel doors and Sectional Doors. Some of these differences are based on materials, durability, installation and pricing. But before we come to a conclusion of which one’s the better option, let’s take a look at these differences.

 Rolling Steel Doors are metal slatted doors that roll up to store in coil above the opening. They are used to provide security against entry or weather protection at exterior and interior openings in industrial, commercial, institutional and other buildings. They are also called overhead coiling doors or service doors while Sectional garage doors are normally made from much lighter gauge materials. For example, the 24” tall panels are typically 24 gauge or nominal 24 gauge, where rolling steel curtains are made of individual 3” tall slats of 22 to 18 gauge material. The guides of a commercial sectional garage door are typically roll-formed 16 or 14 gauge, where rolling steel guides are typically made from 3/16” to 1/2” thick structural steel angles.

  Heavy duty commercial/industrial grade Rolling Steel Doors are built to last the lifetime of the building with very little cost of maintenance, where sectional garage doors typically have a life expectancy of only a few years with significant maintenance cost.

  Sectional garage doors typically float up and overhead into the building while heavy duty Rolling Steel Door are mounted to the face of the wall and supported by the vertical wall and require no connection to the ceiling or roof structure. Sectional garage doors are typically mounted to the vertical face of the wall, but the horizontal track must be supported from the ceiling or roof structure. 

  And lastly, sectional doors may cost less than rolling steel doors but overtime, heavy duty rolling steel doors may save more as you will have to spend less service and maintenance on it.

                    

  In summary, rolling steel doors are of heavier duty and sustainable construction. Also, Rolling Steel Doors have mounting advantages that make them uniquely suitable for specific applications. 

   Meanwhile, if you are looking for the best doormen in the area, you are in the right place!

Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands/NYC has been in business of changing doors since 1981 and has built quite a reputation on some ground breaking installation projects such as New Meadowlands Stadium, NY Yankee Stadium, NY Mets Stadium  , Meadowlands Xanadu Mall to name a few. We live by our core values and we ensure that we keep our customers moving forward!

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

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Benefits of Installing a High-Speed Door

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 01:01 PM

Benefits of Installing a High-Speed Door

Your service doors are some of the most used and most underappreciated pieces of equipment in your facility. Every business has different needs and expectations when it comes to service doors, parking garage doors or other types of overhead doors. Some businesses need a door that fits in with a particular architectural style, some companies value security and still others require a temperature-resistant overhead door. However, another important need is the need for speed. 


A high-speed door is a great investment for many facilities. Faster opening and closing times on high-speed doors can make a facility more secure, reduce heating or cooling loss and prevent airflow, which can damage certain merchandise. In addition, when you are not stuck waiting for a slow door to open and close, you save time that you can use for other more important tasks around your property. 

Two of the available high-speed door types include Rytec Spiral Doors and RapidSlat Advanced Service. The Rytec Spiral Doors line of doors offers the perfect balance between speed and style. On the other hand, the RapidSlat door boasts that it combines the speed of a high performance door with the durability of a traditional rolling steel door. While they have different designs, the end application is the same. Choosing the right service door for your structure is a big decision, but a high-speed door can be the ideal solution in many cases. 

When it comes to all your door needs, you are never alone. If you have any further questions on high-speed doors or other types of service doors and accessories, call The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands and NYC. One of our experts will be happy to discuss your needs and help you choose the right solution for your business. 

 

 

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Overhead Door's RapidGrille Model 676 Offers Quality & Dependability

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

RapidGrille Model 676 

The Advanced Performance Security Grille offers excellent performance for commercial and industrial customers who have been searching for something sturdy, safe, high quality and low maintenance.

Every client's security grille needs are different, but this new product developed by Overhead Door can be useful for a wide variety of business, including parking garages, loading docks, performance venues, manufacturing facilities or retail businesses -- basically anywhere that a client needs to make a location secure but also wants a grilled that's safe yet simple, and easy to minimize when it's not needed.

advanced performance grille 676

Some of the state-of-the-art features of the new product include:

  • A spring-less design which can minimize the need for routine maintenance. Wear and tear from regular openings and closings can be commonly seen with spring-loaded grilles.
  • Exceptional safety features that include a built-in stop brake that prevents uncontrolled travel plus several sets of sensors plus a reverse motor, which can all prevent damage and entrapment.
  • A 2-year limited warranty on door components and a 5-year limited warranty on the motor.
  • High-quality construction which includes high-strength links, galvanized solid-steel rods, plus aluminum links and spacer tubes.
  • A high-cycle drive and gear system that's always smooth and doesn't jerk or jolt while the grille is in operation or when it begins or ends its cycle.

RapidGrille Model 676 customers can choose a straight lattice pattern or optional brick pattern, and can also select a complete steel curtain; a powder-coated curtain; or a grille which contains aluminum links and spacer tubes.

Grille controls and operation details can be found right at your fingertips, in the form of an interactive panel that displays info about the opening and closing cycle, a closing timer, plus any helpful system diagnostics.

Foeng Tjong, Overhead Door's commercial product manager for rolling products, said the Model 676 has been engineered to perform at high levels over long periods of time.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

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Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands - Grateful For an Amazing 2013

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 @ 10:54 AM

Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands - Grateful For an Amazing 2013

2013 is almost over. This is the perfect time of the year to look back, analyze what we achieved and remember how many satisfied customers we have had during the last twelve months. It's important for us to take a moment to thank them for trusting in our products and the quality of our service over the year.

If you are already our customer, then you know that the proper function of an overhead door or a loading dock system is very important for your business. It is important to get doors installed or repaired as quickly and effectively as possible. We couldn’t possibly be more grateful for our customers who provide us with the opportunity to use our services. It is customers like you who put a smile on our face, and it is the happiness we see after installation that keeps us going throughout the day.

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Finally, we would also like to thank our super-techs for doing such an excellent work. For being so passionate about what they do. For caring so much about every single customer. For going out there even at inconvenient times in order to service customers in a professional manner. Thank you for all your efforts during this 2013. We appreciate the time you take to make accurate estimates, install or repair overhead doors and/or loading dock equipment in a safe, timely, and effective manner in rain or snow.

Overhead Door Company SuperTechs

Thank you all and we look forward to working with you in 2014!
 


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Choosing the Best Loading Dock Lights

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 @ 04:31 PM

Choosing the Best Loading Dock Lights

When choosing the best loading dock lights to protect your facility there are a few different key factors to keep in mind. To ensure that you are getting the proper dock lights at the best price follow these helpful tips.

Loading Dock Lights

Know Your Type:

  • The Folding Arm - With it's incredible design, construction and performance, the Tri Lie loading dock light offers flexibility at a great price. You can choose from a 40 inch or 60 inch extension to illuminate a greater area.
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  • The Double Strut - When looking for a stronger model that can hold in a horizontal position the Double Strut model is your best bet. This design features bronzed sintered barings for all rotating points, 1 1/2 inch 14 gauge square tubing that will easily prevent sagging and easily adjustable pivot friction to help hold any position. The safety-yellow finish on the lamp head and struts offer an extra level of protection as well.
Loading Dock Lights - Double Strut
  • High Pressure Sodium - To get more light out of the same sources or to use fewer lamps to achieve a similar illumination, The Overhead Door Company offers all of our dock lights with a high pressure sodium head upgrade. These heads give you a whopping 500w of power and up to 24,000 hours of life with an energy usage of just 50w. You can easily conserve energy and save money all at the same time.
Loading Dock Lights - High Pressure Sodium
  • Fan Accessory - It's also a good idea to add the convenience of air cooling to intensely warm work areas on all DL series lights.  
Loading Dock Lights - Fan Accessory


For all of your loading dock equipment needs you can count on The Overhead Door Company to provide the best options on the market at an unbeatable value. We offer equipment and services for help with loading dock maintenance, shipping dock lights, loading dock repair and much more. 

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

 

 

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Overhead Door's Mullion System: MetLife Stadium Case

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Sun, Dec 01, 2013 @ 01:46 PM

Overhead Door's Mullion System: MetLife Stadium Case

The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands and NYC has had the honor of working on several interesting, yet challenging projects. One of the more unique locations is the home of our two hometown NFL teams--the Giants & Jets. MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ is an impressive structure that not only serves as a football stadium, but is also used for concerts and other events.

There was one major problem with the stadium, however. It had no opening that was large enough to allow Monster trucks to drive into the facility. Monster truck rallies are huge events that attract big crowds, so being able to utilize the stadium for this purpose is a big deal! Luckily, those in charge decided to call us and see if we could help solve this problem.

Monster Truck

Previously, there was a situation where the current doors were neither tall enough or wide enough to drive these massive vehicles into the stadium. Since the rallies are infrequent events, it was not possible to simply take out the adjacent doors, and no "out-of-the-box" solution was available.

Some creativity was needed in creating a custom solution for this situation. Essentially, we removed the two rolling doors that already existed and instead installed two individual 8' x 14' RSX rolling steel 625 series doors. In addition to the doors themselves, we installed an intermediate mullion. If both doors are placed in the up position, the mullion can be disengaged and rolled away to create the 16' x 14 opening needed for those large monster trucks.

While this was a custom solution, it was completed using Overhead Door Company parts. The only parts we fabricated ourselves were the steel floor plates to perfectly engage the cane bolts of the mullion. The powers-that-be at the stadium were very happy with the overhead door we created and we have since used this in other situations. 

This video shows you how it works:

This door is a simple, streamlined solution that opens up a number of possibilities for Metlife Stadium--including making it easier to bring in the sets and supplies needed for an event as large as the 2014 Super Bowl.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

 

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We Are Doing It Again for “Sandy” Families

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

We Are Doing It Again for “Sandy” Families

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This past summer, the International Door Association sent in a film crew from Ohio to interview us and our peers about our involvement with the Meadowlands Basket Brigade, our Hurricane Sandy relief effort. What we did not know was that we, The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands, were being nominated for our industry's 2013 Humanitarian Award in Nashville, TN. See here:


We share this story not to brag but to invite you to join our movement.

With my friends, family and peers at the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, we are doing it again for relief for local families in the Meadowlands still in need and/or affected by Hurricane Sandy. $42 feeds a family with a Thanksgiving basket delivered anonymously to their doorstep on Sunday, November 24th.

Interested in volunteering or sponsoring a few families?

Go to www.MeadowlandsBasketBrigade.com

Sponsorships:

  • $42 - 1 Family
  • $84 - 2 Families
  • $210 - 5 Families
  • $420 - 10 Families

Assembly and Delivery Days:

  • Volunteers Needed **
  • Sunday, November 24th, 2013- 9AM-2PM
  • Trucks & SUVs needed for basket deliveries

Contact Jai Patel is you have any questions: jai@dockndoor.com , 973-471-4060.

Go here to see our recap video from last year: http://bit.ly/YfwUP9

Meadowlands Basket Brigade Volunteers

 

Want to see more photos of last year's Meadowlands Basket Brigade? Visit our Facebook Album.

Thank you for your support!


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A Quick Guide to Loading Dock Seals

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Thu, Nov 07, 2013 @ 01:22 AM

A Quick Guide to Loading Dock Seals

Your loading dock is a bustling place--orders coming in, shipments going out--there is always something happening. No matter how well-built your loading dock is, there is likely some issue you face that could go a little bit smoother. That’s when accessories like dock seals come into play.

What are Loading Dock Seals?

Loading dock seals are an important way to protect your structure, trucks and shipments. A seal provides a tight closure between the truck and your loading dock. This keeps temperatures consistent and keeps insects, dampness and other things out of your building. If you have a particularly delicate load, this can be vital.

Dock Seal

What’s the Difference Between Dock Seals and Dock Shelters?

Dock Seals can provide an airtight seal--where as a dock shelter is not quite as tight. However, since the seal is airtight, it does require a bit more attention to the size of the truck and the dock--there is less flexibility. Using a loading dock leveler may make it easier, depending on the situation at hand. When everthing comes together and fits, a dock seal provides the best possible protection to your most important loads.

Dock Shelter VS Dock Seal

Are There Other Accessories?

Here at The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands and NYC, we carry a huge selection of the loading dock accessories you need. From these seals and shelters that protect loads from changing temperatures and moistures to dock bumpers that prevent damage to your trucks and structure, we have exactly the loading dock equipment you need to keep your loading dock operating at its best.

Whether you decide that a dock seal is an important addition to your structure or not, what is important is maintenance and servicing loading docks regularly. We can help you with your maintenance needs--keeping your docks operating at their prime now and for years to come.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

 

 

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Fire Door Systems - General Features & Benefits

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:51 PM

Fire Door Systems - General Features & Benefits

Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands offers a wide array of rolling steel doors to meet the most demanding fire safety standards, unusual opening sizes and discerning aesthetic requirements. 

Our fire-rated doors are designed to close automatically in the event of a fire or alarmed event. They are available for both, service door and counter applications in commercial, industrial, institutional and retail uses.

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We have a wide range of sizes and styles. Our doors meet or exceed industry fire safety testing standards including Underwriters Laboratories (UL & ULC), Factory Mutual (FM), New York City, and the State of California (CSFM) requirements, offering a reliable fire protection for your business. 

Our fire doors close automatically under governor control after separation of fuse link. UL recommends a 165°F (74oC) fuse link for ambient conditions of 100°F (38oC) or less, or a 212°F (100oC) fuse link for ambient conditions over 100°F (38oC)
the guides expand upward during a fire.

fire door

Some of the additional fire and smoke protection options to give customer more extensive protection are:

  • Fire Sentinel: The Fire Sentinel® is a UL-listed, fail-safe, timedelay door release device that controls a fire door’s closure in an emergency condition. A variety of Fire Sentinel® models and a number of optional features permit customization of any fire-rated door to the level of protection required for your specific application.
  • FireLite®: FireLite® vision lites are available in 4-hour, 3-hour, and 11⁄2 hour labeled rolling fire doors to provide visual access through the door’s curtain slats. 
  • Smoke Detectors: Photoelectric or ionization types, with or without heat detector. Requires the use of a Fire Sentinel® release device.
  • Smoke Seals: Brush-type smoke seals available for applications which have requirements for smoke retardation.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.


 

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Great Reasons to Attach a Canopy to Your Loading Dock

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 07:52 PM

Great Reasons to Attach a Canopy to Your Loading Dock

Have you ever tried to accept or ship a big order in the rain? Your staff gets wet, your products get wet and the entire situation is downright unpleasant or even unsafe. Luckily, there is a simple solution. Attach a commercial canopy to your loading docks and protect your workers and shipments from the rain. There are other benefits too.

Dock Canopies

In addition to protecting your dock from rain or snow, these canopies also provide shade. You know that certain time of the day when the sun beats down so hard that it’s nearly impossible to work? The glare and heat can both make it hard to work. Luckily, a good dock canopy will make a big difference in this case too. Whether the day is rainy or sunny, a good canopy will make the workday more pleasant for all of your employees--making this an excellent investment in employee satisfaction.

Check out the different sizes and types of canopies that are available at The Overhead Door Company. We can create a fixed canopy in nearly any configuration. Whether you have a standard loading dock, or your dock is more uniquely designed, we can help. Call us and let us give you an estimate as to what it will take to give you shade and protection over your loading dock area. If you already have a canopy and need repairs or replacement, we do that too. We want to help you!

While a canopy is a very important piece of loading dock equipment, there are many other important loading dock accessories too. Look into the benefits of loading dock ramps too--utilizing these tools together can help streamline your entire shipping and receiving process. Call or contact us at The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands and NYC and let us help you find the loading dock accessories you need.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

 

 

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